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Covid-19 & green finance: What next?

In this feature article, Mark Oliphant of The International Stock Exchange Group goes from Brexit and through COVID-19 to explore the impact so far on, and the prospects for the future of, green finance and the wider sustainable investing market.

Virtual roundtable: In a period of unknown, how can we make a difference?

Following the success of our first Virtual Roundtable, we are pleased to announce details of the next session. The expert panel will continue their discussion around current priority pain points, challenges and opportunities. They will share more insights into the shifting workplace culture, and how they are adapting to new ways of working during the […]

Covid-19 – charity AGM restrictions in the Isle of Man

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions place unprecedented difficulties on Isle of Man registered charities holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM). Due to the recent implementation of measures regarding social distancing, isolation and restrictions on travel and movement, the logistics of a charity holding an AGM in the usual manner is not possible. The Isle of Man Attorney General has issued some guidance to assist Manx charities over the coming months.


Make your mind up time

Anthony Greayer reminds solicitors that they should be deciding where they stand in relation to the Crest share system It is now time for solicitors’ firms to decide what they want to do about Crest. The only option that is not available is to ignore it. Crest offers private client practices the choice of either […]

Brilliant Brochures

A brochure should be seen not as a means of presenting credentials but rather as an opportunity to express the philosophy and personality of a firm. Most brochures are modern, stylish and struggle hard to look interesting. Some use a mixture of styles to provide interest but lack coherence. Some use illustration, currently in vogue […]

BT summariser may lighten workload

HARD-PRESSED lawyers could soon benefit from a computer program which automatically summarises texts. The software, developed by BT Laboratories, includes an Information Agent which searches texts stored on a computer and selects those of most interest to the operator, sorting them in what it ‘thinks’ will be the order of priority to the reader. The […]

In brief: Commission calls for change on hearsay

The Law Commission has called for the admission of hearsay evidence in courts as part of a radical change in criminal evidence rules. Commissioners want a new clear definition of hearsay which will be used when the “interests of justice require it”. Stephen Silber QC, the commissioner responsible for the project, says the move would […]


A&O beats City to nuclear work

ALLEN & Overy has won the job of advising the Government in its privatisation of the nuclear industry. The firm will act for the Department of Trade. It beat a shortlist of four City giants last week, including Slaughter and May, which advised the former Department of Energy in the electricity privatisation, and Herbert Smith. […]

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